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Dordt/Northwestern art exhibit opening reception Wed., Dec. 10

December 4, 2008

Art Exhibit

The annual Dordt/Northwestern Student Art Exhibit will be hosted by Dordt College this year, in the Campus Center Art Gallery from December 10 through January 11. This student selected and juried exhibit features current work by art students from both colleges in a wide variety of media and styles.

The public opening reception for this show will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Center Art Gallery in Sioux Center.

Student jurors will discuss their selections and compare works from both institutions in a dialogue and exchange about what constitutes good art.

The joint exhibit by Dordt and Northwestern art students has been an annual tradition since 1999, when Susan Van Geest, a Northwestern graduate and at that time an art professor at Dordt, initiated the shared showcase of student work.

The colleges alternate hosting the exhibit, with Dordt students selecting the Northwestern art that will be shown, and Northwestern students selecting the Dordt art that will be shown.

This student selection process produces an exhibit of 40 to 60 pieces and always yields a wide variety of images, styles, mediums, and surprises. Works expected for this exhibit include painting, drawings, mixed media, printmaking, photography, graphic design, sculpture, and ceramic works of all kinds.

The public is invited to this free art exhibition and reception. The Campus Center Art Gallery is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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